Traffic police in Alexandroupoli, northern Greece, were on Thursday investigating the circumstances that led to the death of a young man who was hit by a train serving the Alexandroupoli-Ormenio route shortly before 10 a.m.
According to local reports, the man was aged between 20 and 30 and had no identification documents on him.
Despite plummeting temperatures, arrivals of migrants from Turkey through the Evros border region in northeastern Greece are at a high level for the time of the year, as smugglers are reportedly constantly finding new entry routes.
Some 870 migrants were arrested for illegally entering the country in December 2018. The number of arrests in December 2017 was 502.
Police in the border region of Evros, northeastern Greece, said on Monday they seized more than 76 kilograms of unprocessed hashish in a Sunday night raid.
Two foreign nationals, aged 25 and 17, were arrested as they tried to transport the drugs across the Evros River to Turkey aboard a plastic dinghy.
Regional and local authorities in the prefecture of Evros were on standby on Thursday after heavy rainfall resulted in serious flooding in many parts.
The villages of Elia and Avdella were particularly badly hit, with dozens of homes flooded.
The rainfall also led to the Evros River exceeding its safety level.